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Maps and Directions

How to get to Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center-Please print -GPS doesn't always work! Most GPS units will get you most of the way to DSMC. Iphone will get all the way. Google stops about a 1/2 mile before it.  Review the map and print and carry it with you. We have a '8218' Street sign at our entrance next to a big White Rock.
GPS: 37.513113, -90.767203

+37° 30' 47.21", -90° 46' 1.93"

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Getting to the Center 


From the North (St Louis) Airport

1. Take 270 South 20 miles and then 55 South 20 miles toward Cape Girardeau.
2. Then take exit 174B off 55 to merge onto US-67 S toward Bonne Terre/Farmington 35 miles.
3. Take the MO-221 W exit right toward Doe Run (Dairy Queen and Mcdonald's on right) are there.
4. Go 7.1 miles and then turn left onto MO-221 toward Pilot Knob & Arcadia Valley.
5. Go 8.9 miles to Pilot knob and turn left onto 21 South toward Ironton (Sign for Pilot knob & SUBWAY SAND. is on the right.
You might see CC Highway that says Taum Sauk Mtn Park - DO NOT TAKE THAT - WE ARE ON AA not CC.
6. Go 9 miles past Ironton (Walgreens) South on 21 to AA and turn right.  
7. Follow AA and go 5mi-It becomes County Road 204.
8. The Black mailbox is on the Right side (BOX 8218 —-> and the driveway is on the left at big White Rock with the Dhamma Wheel painted on it. Turn in and follow sign for RETREAT up hill across creek. Also now a street sign for 8218 is next to the white rock.

From the South (Centerville)

1. Make your way on Rt 60 to Centerville. Continue on 21 to Lesterville
2. As you pass through this tiny town you will cross a bridge and see the log cabin inn on the left. Just beyond that is a sign for Taum Sauk Lake on the left. This is Hwy “U”
3. Turn Left onto “U”.
4. Follow U  7 Miles and bear Right where the trucks line up for entering the power plant project at the stop sign. Continue right and go three more miles.
5. The mailbox is on the Left . BOX 8218 and the driveway is on the right at the White Rock. Don't go right into Gated Monastic area - follow signs up the hill 1/10th mile. Follow sign for Retreat Check-in across creek and up hill to the office building.

The closest Airport is St Louis (STL) 

#1. ARRIVING by AIR -Airport pickup by DSMC staff and go to center direct option:

Dhamma Sukha shuttle details:
Cost $60 each person. This is a 2
hr. trip and includes meeting you in the baggage area. See details below. You can sign up for this when you apply for retreat.


Please set up flights departing after 1:00 PM so we have time to get you to the airport to take your flight.
We will take you back to the airport in our SUV. $60 each way.

If there is any complication, please contact us so we can make arrangements for you. Contact us at 

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